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keithc
02-06-2011, 05:57 PM
I wasnt to sure about the 1200 DD as the 750 has enough power to get me in trouble on the lanes.
But I thought I would have a sit on m=one to see what I thought.
OK more engine power, I can see some would want that.
One thing that I noticed was teh sadle, not as comfy as the gel seat on my DD.
Back of the bike was wider
Tank was wider
Other wise it seemed OK.
Will I be buying one?

Sorry no. Not just because of the above, but I wont be buying another Aprilai until the dealer network improves im my area.
The dealer I brought my Peagso Strada and my DD from gave up teh dealership a while back (Motts Basingstoke) the next nearest, while no doubt capable did not seem to be itrested in Aprilia's due, in the main to parts availability and the dealer I spoke to a little bit further out was talking about jacking in his dealership for similar reasons.
Its a shame, but I use my bike for day to day travelling and having to travel over 30 miles for a spare part and then having to wait for 4 (steering head bearing seals) to 8 weeks (ECU and wiring loom). I just cant aford to run a bike, as good as the DD is, that I cant rely on being able to keep it on the road.

Keith C

Bigralphie
02-07-2011, 10:08 AM
Its shame mate I have 4 dealers in a 15 mile spread near me its one of the reasons I finally jumped and bought my DD.
I didnt fit on the 1200 the wider tank splayed my legs too wide for comfort

Mikey1
02-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Im still amazed no one has been on here with a 1200 yet. Thought that there would have been someone by now

marksim
02-08-2011, 02:55 PM
Im still amazed no one has been on here with a 1200 yet. Thought that there would have been someone by now

My dealer told me there too dear and that Aprilia didnt listen to them when they said what spec they wanted as no ABS and Traction Control to keep the price down.Think the new Tuono is only gunna be 500-600 dearer.

CessnaTPA
02-08-2011, 07:52 PM
:plus:
Im still amazed no one has been on here with a 1200 yet. Thought that there would have been someone by now

Centerline
02-08-2011, 09:32 PM
As soon as I get mine.......:peace:

Mikey1
02-09-2011, 11:20 AM
New tuono is going to be roughly 500 dearer? Wow that is a close one, you would really have to want the dd to take it over the tuono given that

Bigralphie
02-13-2011, 11:46 AM
I rather have the new tuono than a 1200 DD

harry monk
02-13-2011, 12:13 PM
New T for me also

burty
02-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Given that all the prices are on the up I doubt very much that the Tuono will only be another 500 notes. dealers are always wrong when they speculate on new bike prices, reckon on another 1000 to1500 imho.

I quite fancy the 1200 DD myself but decided not to get another new model ape until its been around for a bit. so I will wait.